FRENCH ART DECO GILDED & ETCHED BLACK GLASS VASE

by Jean Luce (1895-1964)
France, circa 1920's/1930's


6 1/8" high; 6" wide; 3" deep

Black glass vase has acid etched circles with gilding over the non-etched body and decoration repeated on the reverse side.

Acid etched Jean Luce monogram underneath.

Jean Luce worked as a designer in a cubist-inspired style, rejecting the use of too much design and figurativeness in decoration. He designed simple shapes for ceramics and glass. His glass was in a clear or single color, decorated with geometric patterns made up from circles, triangles or squares. His patterns were engraved or etched into the glass in order to contrast the polished and matt sections of the design. Some of his designs were executed in mirrored gold or silver glass with geometric designs etched onto the sides, contrasting with the dazzling mirrored surface. Luce also designed all the glass and porcelain for the Normandie. He exhibited at the 1925 and 1937 Exhibitions in Paris and was a member of the Union des Artistes Modernes.

Literature:
Alastair Duncan, "Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920's and 1930's", Abrams, New York, 2009, p. 428.

$40,000 - Inv. #202